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David Attenborough

David Attenborough

United Kingdom

Age: 98

Born: 08 May, 1926

Known for

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TV Series Starring David Attenborough

Mammals (2024)Mammals (2024)
BBC One, 2024 Running | Documentary, Nature | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Mammals are found on every continent and in every ocean, from the coldest wildernesses to the hottest deserts, from the densest jungles to the darkest depths, this group of animals has evolved to master almost every habitat on our planet.

Secret World of Sound with David AttenboroughSecret World of Sound with David Attenborough
Sky Nature, 2024 Running | Documentary
Rating: 4/5

David Attenborough explores the extraordinary ways that animals hear and produce sound, and the crucial role sound plays in the lives of animals around the globe - from birth to surviving adulthood and finding a mate. Using cutting-edge recording technology and 360-degree Dolby Atmos soundscapes, this immersive, ground-breaking series places sound centre stage for the first time.

Planet Earth IIIPlanet Earth III
BBC One, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Nature | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Combining the awe and wonder of the original Planet Earth, the new science and discoveries of Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, and the immersive character-led storytelling of Dynasties, Planet Earth III will take the experience to new heights.

Wild IslesWild Isles
BBC iPlayer, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Documentary, Nature | ► Trailer

David Attenborough explores our British woodland, grassland, freshwater and ocean habitats, revealing the surprising and dramatic wildlife that exists right on our doorstep.

Prehistoric Planet (2022)Prehistoric Planet (2022)
Apple TV+, 2022 Running | History, Documentary, Animation | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.2/5

The show is narrated by Sir David Attenborough and recreates the last days of the dinosaurs and uses CGI to take viewers back in time, experiencing the wonders of planet Earth 66 million years ago.

The Green PlanetThe Green Planet
BBC One, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Green Planet is the first immersive portrayal of an unseen, inter-connected world, full of remarkable new behaviour, emotional stories and surprising heroes in the plant world. Using brand new technological advances and over two decades of new discoveries, this is Planet Earth from the perspective of plants.

Frozen Planet IIFrozen Planet II
BBC One, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Nature | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

Frozen Planet II will take audiences back to the wildernesses of the Arctic and Antarctica. Ten years on from the original Frozen Planet, this series tells the complete story of the entire frozen quarter of our planet that's locked in ice and blanketed in snow.

Attenborough's Life in ColourAttenborough's Life in Colour
BBC One, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

The natural world is full of colours. For us, they are a source of beauty, but for animals they are a tool for survival. David Attenborough reveals the extraordinary ways in which animals use colour: to win a mate, to fight off rivals and to warn enemies. In India, peacocks dazzle females with magnificent tail feathers; a tiny hummingbird in the deserts of North America unfurls his spectacular headdress as he dances for a mate; and in the darkness of a rainforest, powerful mandrill baboons signal their status with red and blue face masks, while tiny frogs warn of deadly poisons with brilliant colours.

The Mating Game (2021)The Mating Game (2021)
BBC One, 2021 On Hiatus | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

Finding a mate isn't just about love - the survival of an entire species could depend on it. Sir David Attenborough reveals spectacular scenes of courting and companionship.

The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our PlanetThe Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet
BBC One, 2021 Running | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Led by Prince William, founder of The Earthshot Prize, and featuring Sir David Attenborough and other members of the Earthshot Prize Council including singer Shakira Mebarak and footballer Dani Alves, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet looks past the problems we face and onto the solutions that promise to deliver us all a sustainable world in which both nature and humanity can thrive.

A Perfect PlanetA Perfect Planet
BBC Earth, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

Perfect Planet ia a unique fusion of blue chip natural history and earth sciences explaining how the living planet operates. This five part series shows how the forces of nature - weather, ocean currents, solar energy and volcanoes - drive, shape and support Earth's great diversity of life.

Our PlanetOur Planet
Netflix, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.8/5

The ambitious four-year project has been filmed in 50 countries across all the continents of the world, with over 600 members of crew capturing more than three and a half thousand filming days, and focuses on the breadth of the diversity of habitats around the world, from the remote Arctic wilderness and mysterious deep oceans to the vast landscapes of Africa and diverse jungles of South America.

Seven Worlds, One PlanetSeven Worlds, One Planet
BBC One, 2019 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Narrated by Emmy®-winner Sir David Attenborough, Seven Worlds, One Planet is a brand new ambitious seven-part landmark nature docu-series. Each one-hour episode will transport viewers to a single continent and tell the story of its spectacular wildlife and iconic landscapes. Millions of years ago incredible forces ripped apart the Earth's crust creating seven extraordinary continents. This series will reveal how each distinct continent has shaped the unique animal life found there. We will discover why Australasia is full of peculiar and venomous wildlife; why North America is a land of opportunity where pioneers succeed; and what the consequences are for life racing to compete on the richest of all continents, South America.

BBC One, 2018 Running | Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Each episode of Dynasty follows individual animals - lions, hunting dogs, chimpanzees, tigers, and emperor penguins - at the most critical period in their lives. Each is a ruler - a leader of their family, their troop, their pride - each determined to hold on to power and protect their family, their territory and their dynasty.

Blue Planet IIBlue Planet II
BBC One, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.7/5

Join Sir David Attenborough on an epic journey to explore the wonders of our Blue Planet in this seven-part BBC natural history series. Discover the awe-inspiring beauty and complexity of the world's oceans, from the deepest depths to the vibrant coral reefs.

Planet Earth IIPlanet Earth II
BBC One, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.5/5

Planet Earth II is a 2016 British nature documentary series produced by the BBC as a sequel to the highly successful Planet Earth television series, which aired a decade earlier, in 2006. The series is presented and narrated by Sir David Attenborough with the score composed by Hans Zimmer.

Attenborough's Passion ProjectsAttenborough's Passion Projects
BBC Two, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

As part of a season of programming marking Sir David Attenborough's 90th birthday, four of his favourite films are brought together as the renowned naturalist looks back on his personal highlights.

David Attenborough's Wild CityDavid Attenborough's Wild City
Sky 1, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

A natural history event like no other, Wild City will reveal the hidden wild inside the Lion City. Deploying the latest filmmaking techniques and narrated by natural history legend Sir David Attenborough, this three part series will be an awakening for the eyes and the mind. See Singapore like never before!

The Hunt (2015)The Hunt (2015)
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

This major landmark series looks in detail at the fascinating relationship between predators and their prey. Rather than concentrating on 'the blood and guts' of predating, the series looks in unprecedented detail at the strategies predators use to catch their food and prey use to escape death. Sir David Attenborough narrates.

Great Barrier Reef with David AttenboroughGreat Barrier Reef with David Attenborough
BBC One, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Following his visit to the Great Barrier Reef in 1957, naturalist and broadcaster David Attenborough returns and uses the latest filming techniques to unlock the secrets of the natural wonder.

David Attenborough's Conquest of the SkiesDavid Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies
Sky 1, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Mini-Series
Rating: 4.7/5

Conquest Of The Skies, the latest landmark series from David Attenborough tells the story of nature's greatest aeronauts and the intricate engineering that has allowed them to conquer the skies.

Life StoryLife Story
BBC One, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Educational, Current Events, Wildlife, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

This show is narrated by David Attenborough who tells of the journey through life. From the moment we are born we are set on taking a journey - a journey that unites every animal on the planet. The series follows six crucial stages: first steps, growing up, finding a home, gaining power, winning a mate and succeeding as a parent.

Plants Behaving BadlyPlants Behaving Badly
eden, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary, Nature

Two groups of plants exhibit such intriguing behaviour that a century and a half ago they attracted the attention of Charles Darwin. These same plants, the orchids and the carnivorous plants, still fascinate scientists today. In two one hour films, 'Plants behaving badly' reveals a world of deceit and treachery worthy of any fictional thriller.

BBC One, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Adventure, Wildlife, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.9/5

Africa is a documentary series which sees David Attenborough taking a journey through the vast and diverse continent of Africa taking a look at it like it has never been seen before.

David Attenborough's Natural CuriositiesDavid Attenborough's Natural Curiosities
WATCH, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | History, Wildlife, Documentary
Rating: 4.3/5

This show sees the popular presenter attempting to find out why animals appear to have taken nature's gifts and stretched them to extreme limits.

Galapagos with David AttenboroughGalapagos with David Attenborough
Sky 1, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Travel, Lifestyle, Wildlife, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Join David Attenborough on a journey to the Galapagos Islands, where he explores the unique environments and species that call this place home. From giant tortoises to marine iguanas, witness the incredible adaptations that have allowed these creatures to thrive in this remote and isolated archipelago.

David Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the VertebratesDavid Attenborough's Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates
BBC Two, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

David Attenborough embarks on a remarkable 500 million-year journey revealing the extraordinary group of animals that dominate our world, and how their evolution defines our human bodies.

Micro Monsters with David AttenboroughMicro Monsters with David Attenborough
Sky 1, 2013 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 4.3/5

It s a small world after all. In this revolutionary new series, David Attenborough reveals the marvellous adaptability of the most successful group of animals on the planet. Using pioneering macroscopic filmmaking techniques, he explores in unparalleled detail the intricate, sophisticated behaviours of these fascinating creatures and the complexity of the environments they build and inhabit, in a world normally hidden from the human eye. From armies of killer ants to spiders weaving silken trap doors, ferocious scorpions with paralysing stings, beetles shooting boiling chemicals at their enemies, bees communicating with a waggle dance and assassin bugs that clothe themselves in their victims corpses; David Attenborough will as never before take viewers deep into the macroscopic world of bugs.

Attenborough: 60 Years in the WildAttenborough: 60 Years in the Wild
BBC Two, 2012 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Over three very personal films, Sir David Attenborough looks back at the unparalleled changes in natural history that he has witnessed during his 60-year career.

Frozen PlanetFrozen Planet
BBC One, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, Lifestyle, Pets/Animals, Wildlife
Rating: 5/5

Set in the Arctic and Antarctic, the BBC documentary Frozen Planet will explore the impacts of climate change on arctic species like polar bears and arctic wolves.

BBC Three, 2011 Cancelled/Ended | Wildlife, Documentary
Rating: 4.5/5

Over 80% of Madagascar's animals and plants are found nowhere else on Earth. Discover what made Madagascar so different from the rest of the world, and how evolution ran wild there.

First Life with David AttenboroughFirst Life with David Attenborough
BBC Two, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

In fifty years of broadcasting, Sir David Attenborough has traveled the globe to document the living world in all its wonder. Now, in the landmark series First Life, he goes back in time in search of the very first animals. First Life is told with stunning photography, state of the art visual effects and the captivating charm of the world's favorite naturalist.

Life (UK)Life (UK)
BBC One, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Educational, Documentary
Rating: 4.8/5

David Attenborough's legendary BBC crew explains and shows wildlife all over planet earth in 10 episodes. The first is an overview the challenges facing life, the others are dedicated to hunting, the deep sea and various major evolutionary groups of creatures.

Nature's Great EventsNature's Great Events
BBC One, 2009 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

This fantastic series from the BBC's renowned Natural History Unit combines the epic scale of Planet Earth and the intimate, emotional stories of charismatic animals as they struggle to survive. Using state of the art HD technology, these amazing programmes capture the Earth's most dramatic and epic wildlife spectacles and the intimate stories of the animals caught up in them.rnEvery year, around the world, seasonal changes transform entire landscapes and draw in millions of creatures as these great events unfold.

Life in Cold BloodLife in Cold Blood
BBC One, 2008 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

A study of the evolution and habits of amphibians and reptiles, it is the sixth and last of Attenborough's specialised surveys following his major trilogy that began with Life on Earth.

Planet EarthPlanet Earth
Discovery, 2006 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.6/5

Embark on a breathtaking journey across the world's most faraway locales in this 11-part documentary series. Shot in HD and narrated by Sigourney Weaver. Experience the wonders of nature like never before with stunning visuals and captivating storytelling. Originally aired in the UK.

Life in the UndergrowthLife in the Undergrowth
BBC One, 2005 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Invertebrates had been largely ignored by filmmakers in the past, due to the difficulties in filming them, but advances in lens and camera technology gave the makers an opportunity to film the creatures at their level. The series features a balance of everyday European invertebrates such as the wolf spider and housefly and more exotic varieties such as the redback spider of Australia and venomous centipedes of the Amazon. This was the first time that such animals had been photographed at such a high level of detail for television, and provided not only casual viewers but also scientists with a new understanding of certain species' behaviour.

The Life of MammalsThe Life of Mammals
BBC One, 2002 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

This is the fourth of David Attenborough's nature series exploring the complexities of various mammal species in the animal kingdom. The series features 10 episodes exploring in depth the day to day habits of mammals in the wild.

The Blue PlanetThe Blue Planet
BBC One, 2001 Cancelled/Ended | Discovery/Science, Garden/Landscape, Reality
Rating: 4.8/5

The BBC spent five years and $10 million to produce this landmark exploration of the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. We go further out and deeper down to show you things that have never been seen before.

The Life of BirdsThe Life of Birds
BBC One, 1998 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Following the BBC's "Private Life of Plants", Sir David Attenborough and the BBC bring us a 10 part look into the Life of Birds.

The Private Life of PlantsThe Private Life of Plants
BBC Three, 1995 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Sir David Attenborough reveals plants as they have never been seen before - on the move and dangerously devious. Each programme takes one of the major problems of life - growing, finding food, reproduction - and the varied ways plants have evolved to solve it.

Life in the FreezerLife in the Freezer
BBC One, 1993 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Life in the Freezer is a six part BBC documentary series about life in Antarctica and a natural history of one of the coldest places on Earth.

The Trials of LifeThe Trials of Life
Other, 1990 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

A study in animal behavior, it was the third in a trilogy of major series (beginning with Life on Earth) that took a broad overview of nature. Each of the episodes features a different aspect of the journey through life, from birth to adulthood and continuation of the species through reproduction.

Lost Worlds, Vanished LivesLost Worlds, Vanished Lives
BBC One, 1989 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

The study of rocks and their ancient secrets was something of a boyhood passion for David Attenborough. In these programmes, his enthusiasm for the subject is undiminished. With the help of expert palaeontologists, fossil hunters and (for the time) modern animation techniques, Attenborough attempts to show how life evolved in Earth's distant past. To do so, he travels the globe to visit the world's most famous fossil sites.

The Living PlanetThe Living Planet
BBC One, 1984 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

David Attenborough examines the various environments of the planet Earth on which life has produced amazing solutions to the problems it encounter while trying to survive.

Natural WorldNatural World
BBC Two, 1983 Cancelled/Ended | Documentary
Rating: 5/5

Conceived by Sir David Attenborough in 1967, Natural World is the longest-running nature documentary series on British television. 2008 marked the series' 25th anniversary under its present title, though its origins can be traced back to its predecessor The World About Us which began over 40 years ago. Natural World is broadcast on BBC Two in the autumn and spring seasons, with 17 episodes commissioned by the BBC each year. Production duties are shared between its in-house Natural History Unit, independent UK production companies and leading wildlife filmmakers from around the world.

Life on EarthLife on Earth
BBC Three, 1979 Cancelled/Ended | Family, Documentary
Rating: 5/5

British naturalist David Attenborough examines the diversity and origins of "life on earth". As is usual with David Attenborough's work, the camera work is outstanding and employed techniques which were ground-breaking in their day.